If College Majors Were Alcohol

If College Majors Were Alcohol

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As a college student, I've my share of drinking and trying different drinks. Also as a college student, certain majors and alcohol make you feel some type of way.

1. Science Majors - Tequila

I mean, it's called "to-kill-ya" for a reason. More power to you guys. This girl is too relatable.

2. Math Majors - Rum

Rum makes me angry, math makes me angry. 'Nuff said. Math is the kind of subject that just really gets under my skin, kind of how rum makes everything get under my skin easily.

3. Art Majors - Beer

I can't imagine an Arts degree being too hard to achieve, kinda like beer, it's light. Eh, theater and dance might be a little challenging.

4. Communications Majors - Wine

As someone who is working toward a degree in the realm of Communications, I can easily say it's like drinking wine. Some of it is smooth, some of it is bitter.

5. English Majors - Margaritas

These are like margaritas. Before switching my major to Journalism, I was an English major and just like margaritas, they taste very good, but they hit you very hard. The material that an English major is usually fairly easy, but the workload is what hits you.

6. Economics Majors - Vodka

A lot like vodka, economics makes people emotional. My experience with both vodka and economics, I found myself very emotional at times.

7. Nursing Majors - Whiskey

I think the gif says it all. Burns the whole way through.

8. Business Majors - Gin

Gin is fairly smooth, I'm not a business major, but I think it's a smooth transition from degree to the real world.

9. Education Majors - Hard Cider

Hard cider is sweet just like all the little kids you're learning to teach. It should all be worth it in the end though.

10. Engineering Majors - Moonshine

Moonshine ain't no walk in the park, neither is engineering. Moonshine wasn't easy to get down, though I've never tried being an engineer, it's probably not very easy either.

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8 Struggles Of Being 21 And Looking 12

The struggle is real, my friends.
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“You'll appreciate it when you're older." Do you know how many times my mom has told me this? Too many to count. Every time I complain about looking young that is the response I get. I know she's right, I will love looking young when I'm in my 40s. However, looking young is a real struggle in your 20s. Here's what we have to deal with:

1. Everyone thinks your younger sister or brother is the older one.

True story: someone actually thought my younger sister was my mom once. I've really gotten used to this but it still sucks.

2. You ALWAYS get carded.

Every. Single. Time. Since I know I look young, I never even bothered with a fake ID my first couple of years of college because I knew it would never work. If I'm being completely honest, I was nervous when I turned 21 that the bartender would think my real driver's license was a fake.

3. People look at your driver's license for an awkward amount of time.

So no one has actually thought my real driver's license is fake but that doesn't stop them from doing a double take and giving me *that look.* The look that says, “Wow, you don't look that old." And sometimes people will just flat out say that. The best part is this doesn't just happen when you're purchasing alcohol. This has happened to me at the movie theater.

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4. People will give you *that look* when they see you drinking alcohol.

You just want to turn around and scream “I'M 21, IT'S LEGAL. STOP JUDGING ME."

5. People are shocked to find out you're in college.

If I had a dollar for every time someone had a shocked expression on their face after I told them I'm a junior in college I could pay off all of my student loan debt. It's funny because when random people ask me how school is going, I pretty much assume they think I'm in high school and the shocked look on their face when I start to talk about my college classes confirms I'm right.

6. For some reason wearing your hair in a ponytail makes you look younger.

I don't understand this one but it's true. Especially if I don't have any makeup on I could honestly pass for a child.

7. Meeting an actual 12-year-old who looks older than you.

We all know one. That random 12-year-old who looks extremely mature for her age and you get angry because life isn't fair.

8. Being handed a kids' menu.

This is my personal favorite. It happens more often than it should. The best part of this is it's your turn to give someone a look. The look that says, "You've got to be kidding me".

Looking young is a real struggle and I don't think everyone realizes it. However, with all the struggles that come with looking young, we still take advantage of it. Have you ever gone to a museum or event where if you're under a certain age you get in for a discounted price? Yeah? Well, that's when I bet you wish you were us. And kids' meals are way cheaper than regular meals so there have definitely been a couple times when I've kept that kids' menu.

So, all in all, it's not the worst thing in the world but it's definitely a struggle.

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Academics is definitely something important for students, but it seems that creativity is pushed aside too often.

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As students, we are heavily focused on academics. Some of us may also be heavily focused on athletics. Anything that helps or is integrated into our academic careers has a way of controlling how we live our daily life. We go to class, we study and do homework, we attend activities/work, and then we most likely have little time to relax.

One thing that seems to lack in the academic world is creativity. Many students may say "Well, I'm not creative." Why have students subjected themselves to being uncreative individuals? How does someone define "creativity" as the verbatim definition across the world? Creativity can be used widely if we are aware of how it can be done.

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  2. Students can find different ways of changing the issues our communities may face such as homelessness, segregated communities, etc.
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We cannot let academics take over every moment of our lives. It can easily result in a point where we have no motivation to do anything at all because we are in a constant routine that can drain us. We are more than school, although it is still very important. If we shall succeed, we have to embrace the things we love to do and not forget about who we are.

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